DES MOINES - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage announced Tuesday that Peter J. Wissinger has been named its chief executive officer.

Mr. Wissinger, 46, has been president and chief operating officer since January 2000. In his new role he will continue to oversee finance, emerging markets, and all sales and operations for all units, which include retail lending and institutional lending. He will report to Mark Oman, group executive vice president of the San Francisco-based parent company, Wells Fargo & Co.

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